Donegal have failed in their attempt to get promoted to Division 2B of the Allianz National Hurling League.Despite a spirited display, Ray Durack’s side simply didn’t have enough in the tank for a lively Fingal side at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan.Not even the fact that Fingal were reduced to 14 men, the Dublin outfit eventually came out 1-9 to 1-5 winners. Some fine displays by full back Joe Boyle and forward Ronan McDermott was still not enough to overcome a valiant team effort by Fingal.Ray Durack should be satisfied at his team’s league campaign and they can build from here for next season. DONEGAL HURLERS FALL AT FINAL HURDLE AGAINST FINGAL was last modified: April 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFingalHURLING
Champions Bayern Munich outclassed title rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 away on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and stretch their perfect run under coach Jupp Heynckes to seven straight victories in all competitions.Arjen Robben’s superb left-footed effort put them ahead in the 17th minute and forward Robert Lewandowski added a second when he flicked in with a back heel for his 11th of the season.David Alaba’s intended cross ended up in the back of the net in the 67th minute to seal the win before Marc Bartra grabbed a late consolation goal.Bayern’s victory was their seventh straight in all competitions since Heynckes took over last month following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, while Dortmund are in complete free fall, suffering their third loss in their last four league games.What a game! ???Enjoy #BVBFCB once more with our photo gallery ???? https://t.co/bU919LHoMw pic.twitter.com/Stg6AJXmSE- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 5, 2017Bayern, five points behind Dortmund only three weeks ago, are now top on 26 points, with RB Leipzig, 2-1 winners against Hanover 96, second on 22. Dortmund, who had won six of their first seven league matches, drop to third on 20.”What an outstanding performances,” Heynckes, who had led Bayern to a treble of titles in 2013, told reporters. “Four weeks ago we could never have imagined that we would now be six points ahead of Dortmund and four of Leipzig.””This is something we worked on hard. I want to pay my compliments to the team. They were 100 percent motivated. We really wanted to win this.”The match lived up to its top Bundesliga billing with an entertaining first half and with Bayern gradually taking control.advertisementThey constantly worked their way into the box and Dortmund’s Bartra was no match for speedy winger Kingsley Coman, who left the Spaniard in his wake.Robben completed a fine move with a trademark shot to become Bayern’s all-time top foreign scorer with his 93rd league goal.Slideshow (7 Images)The hosts should have scored but were again let down by their bad finishing as Andriy Yarmolenko failed to convert when one-on-one with Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich and Shinji Kagawa scraped the post with a shot a little later.Instead it was Bayern who struck again with Lewandowski flicking in a Joshua Kimmich cutback in the 37th and Alaba’s cross floating past the Poland striker and keeper Roman Buerki into the net.Bartra’s 87th minute goal was purely cosmetic, with pressure on Dortmund coach Peter Bosz now mounting considerably.Sleep well, #FCBayern fans? ???Have a great Sunday! ??? #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/9Kz4htSxlj- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 5, 2017Forward Timo Werner set up a goal and scored a late winner himself as Leipzig battled from a goal down against Hanover.Germany international Werner set up Yussuf Poulsen for a 70th-minute equaliser after Hanover’s Jonathas had tapped in and then snatched an 85th-minute winner for his sixth goal of the season.Hamburg SV beat 10-man VfB Stuttgart 3-1 for their first victory since the second matchday to move out of the relegation spots and into 15th on 10 points.
ATK had to fight hard for a 2-1 win over Delhi Dynamos FC in the concluding league stage clash of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Sunday. After a goalless first-half, Edu Garcia headed ATK into the lead (63′). Nandhakumar Sekar (72′) then pulled Delhi Dynamos level but a late winner from Ankit Mukherjee (88′) clinched all three points for the home side.The result saw ATK finish the season at the sixth place with 24 points from 18 matches while Delhi end up eighth with 18 points.It was the home team who made the better start to the game with John Johnson going close early from a set-piece. Komal Thatal and Edu Garcia were constant threats to the Delhi defence..@Edu_Garcia90 was at his brilliant best in Kolkata and directly contributed to both of @ATKFC’s goals tonight. He’s the Hero of the Match. #HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #KOLDEL pic.twitter.com/D6QirjhcssIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 3, 2019Delhi, however, slowly grew into the game. Romeo Fernandes made some good build-up play in the 13th minute and Mexican playmaker Ulises Davila then saw a shot go just wide after a mistake from Ricky Lallawmawma.The second half started on a positive note with Lallianzuala Chhangte making a brilliant run down the left and forcing ATK goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya into a save.Even though Thatal, Garcia and Kalu Uche were all guilty of spurning chance, their efforts were finally rewarded in the 63rd minute when ex-Dynamos right-back Pritam Kotal whipped a dangerous cross into the box. Garcia, who had snuck in between the central defenders, gleefully headed home to notch up his third goal of the season.advertisementDelhi then hit back after poor defending from ATK in the 72nd minute. Chhangte was released down the left wing and the winger’s low ball across the box was not dealt with by the ATK defence. It fell to Nandhakumar who slammed it home.Delhi then went close to taking the lead but Rene Mihelic just could not apply the finishing touch to a cross from the left wing.ATK may Delhi pay for that as Garcia picked out second-half substitute Ankit Mukherjee with a lovely high ball behind the Delhi defence and all Mukherjee had to do was side-foot a first-time finish past an advancing Francisco Dorronsorro.Also Read | Premier League-ISL bring football development week to MumbaiAlso Read | Big question mark over ISL’s future if I-League clubs are ignored: Bhaichung Bhutia